WATCH: UP CM Yogi Shifts Ayodhya Ram Lalla Idol From Makeshift Temple With Special Puja

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minsiter Yogi Adityanath, on March 25 performed special puja and shifted Ram Lalla from the makeshift temple in Ayodhya

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Even as the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas had scrapped the Ram Navmi mela, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minsiter Yogi Adityanath, on March 25 performed special puja and shifted Ram Lalla from the makeshift temple in Ayodhya to another a pre-fabricated temple in the same premises. This came after Yogi administration cancelled the Ram Navami mela in wake of coronavirus. However, there was no participation of public in these rituals as a complete lockdown was announced by PM Modi on March 24.

Taking to Twitter, UP CM said that the first step towards the construction of Ram Mandir is completed. "The first phase of construction of the grand Ram temple was completed today, Maryada Purushottam Prabhu sits on a new pedestal on Shri Ram Tripa. Moved the idol of 'Ramalala' in a temporary structure near Manas Bhawan. For the construction of a grand temple ₹11 lakhs check has been presented," he said.

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